James P. "Jim" Pinette

Portland, ME – James P. Pinette, 67, of Portland passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at his home, surrounded by family and friends after a long battle with cancer.  He was the husband of Geraldine P “Jerri” (Morse) Pinette. 

 

Jim was born in Portland, ME on November 7, 1950, a son of the late Henry & Ruth E. (Mank) Pinette.  He grew up in Portland, attending local area schools and eventually went to work for his beloved City in the Parks and Recreation Department, spending 47 years on the job; he was very dedicated to the positions he held and to the people he worked with, which came to be like family. 

 

Besides his loving wife of 50 years, Jerri, Jim is survived by his two beautiful daughters Sonya Knight and Tina Pinette, his three grandchildren Kristy Landry, Tyler Spair and Jake Mason and his three great grandchildren Quincy, Justin and Javonte Gadbois.  He also leaves many in laws, nieces and nephews that loved him dearly. 

He was the father of the late Kevin and James Pinette Jr., the brother of the late Linda Deross, Ruthie Hatch, Dennis Pinette and Everette Winslow, the uncle of the late Darrin Pinette, Mike Butler Jr., Joey and Josh Chapman and was the son-in-law of the late Phyllis Morse. 

 

Relatives and Friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Wilde Memorial Chapel in Evergreen Cemetery, 672 Stevens Ave., Portland.  Burial will follow in Forest City Cemetery, South Portland, ME.

James S. "Jim" Bihm

Scarborough, ME - James Scanlon "Jim" Bihm, Sr., 80, of Falmouth, passed away peacefully Friday, September 21, 2018 surrounded by his loving family after a long battle with cancer at the Gosnell Memorial Hospice House in Scarborough. 

 

Jim was born at home in Portland on December 8, 1937; son of Elzia and Dorothy Blake Bihm. He attended Portland schools and graduated Portland High class of 1955. There he met Kathleen McCorrison and they were married in 1957. Twelve years later they welcomed their son James, Jr. 

He served 9 years in the National Guard. 

Jim was in auto dealerships for 42 years. Working for Chaplin Cadillac Olds, Bill Dodge and Lee Auto as parts manager.

He loved spending time working outside on the lawn and playing with his dogs, Rocky and Sissy. 

 

Survived by his wife of 61 years, Kathleen, son James and fiancé Kimberly Ingalls, sister Shirley (Bihm) Boyle, brother-in-law Elbridge Boyle, Sr., and nieces and nephews. 

 

A Celebration of Life will be held, September 28, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at American Legion Ralph D. Caldwell Falmouth Memorial Post #164, Depot Rd. in Falmouth. 

 

In lieu of flowers please send donations to: 

Gosnell Memorial Hospice House

11 Hunnewell Road                                                                                                                           

Scarborough, ME 04074 

Stephen K. "Steve" Libby

Biddeford, ME – Stephen (Steve) K. Libby, 63, of North Yarmouth, passed away from pneumonia and complicated by his quadriplegia, while surrounded by his loving family on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at Southern Main Health Center.

 

Steve was born in Portland, ME on February 16, 1955 a son of the late Richard L. Libby & Carol Ann (Bornheimer) Dubay of Cumberland, ME.  He grew up in Cumberland, attending local area schools and graduated from Greeley High School in 1973.

 

He served his country as a member of the US Air Force, where he held the rank of Sargent of the USAF Security Police on Warren Air Force base in Cheyenne, WY.  Prior to his car accident in 1984, he worked at Maine Gas and Appliance and All American Auto Rental.

 

Steve was a member of the Boy Scouts of America as a child and the Maine Audubon as an adult.  He was an avid outdoorsman as well as a music aficionado, attending many concerts and had a collection of over one thousand vinyl record albums.  He was also an animal lover and had many pets including a spider monkey and a crow.  He was also a fantastic artist, who drew and painted by mouth.

 

Besides his Mother Carol, he is survived by his daughter Kristen Rodriguez and her husband Enrique of Mont Vernon, NH and his two sons Travis Libby and his wife Olga of West Newbury, MA and Dustin Libby and his wife Elizabeth of Merrimac, MA.  He also leaves three grandchildren, Owen and Lily Rodriguez and Beckett Libby as well as his sister Kim Libby of South Portland.  He was also the stepson of the late Al Dubay.

 

Per Steve’s request, there will be no funeral services; a celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory can be made to:

 

Maine Audubon Society

 

20 Gilsland Farm Rd 

 

Falmouth, ME 04105

 

Elaine Mae (Hamilton) Ross

Falmouth, ME – Elaine Mae (Hamilton) Ross, 81, of Falmouth passed peacefully at her home with her devoted husband of almost 59 years by her side, as she wished, on Wednesday, September 19, 2018. 

She was born on March 30, 1937 in Boston, MA.  She overcame many challenges at a young age losing her Father at two and her Mother at age 14.  She, along with her brother Howard Davis and sister Marlene Hamilton Farris were taken into foster care in Portland, ME. 

Graduating from Portland High School in 1957, she attended BYU, marrying Lawrence A. Ross in 1960.  They moved to Long Beach, CA in 1960 where she later attended school at UCLA and worked for the State of California Employment Development Office.  While working full time, she was a loving and devoted Wife and Mother.  Tireless, she volunteered her time and was a member of the St. Matthew and St. Anthony School Boards. 

Retiring from the State of California as a supervisor after 28 years, she and her husband returned to Portland in 1988.  In 1989, she became the records division manager of the Portland, ME Police Department.  She served the city of Portland for 12 years retiring in 2001. 

Becoming the Matriarch of the family she so loved, known as “Nama”, she attended all athletic events of her three grandchildren; beaming with pride.  Though she cheered for all the people she knew, there was never a doubt who her grandchildren were. 

Elaine was predeceased by her father Mellen Ross Hamilton, Mother Mabel Chabot, Brother Howard Davis and Sister Marlene Hamilton Farris. 

She is survived by her loving husband, Lawrence A. Ross of Falmouth and her son James “Ted” Ross and his wife Denise (DiPietro) of Cape Elizabeth.  She also leaves her three grandchildren Christina E. Ross of Windham, James “Jamie” Ross of Fairfield, CT and Matthew J. Ross of Cape Elizabeth as well as numerous nieces and nephews. 

She will be forever loved and missed but never forgotten by her family and friends. 

Upon her wishes, there will be no services held.

Alberta (Briggs) Morris

Alberta Briggs Morris, a life-long resident of Turner, Maine passed away peacefully on September 12, 2018.  

She was born November 15, 1928, the youngest daughter of Hugh Cary Briggs and Lucy Lee Adams. As a young woman, she met and married Nathan William Morris, a young man who worked on the farm of her parents. Alberta and Bill then took over the farm next door and continued to build a successful farm with a registered Guernsey herd, later changing to registered Holsteins. Alberta was not only a great mother to four children, she also worked outside on the farm, driving equipment and helping with all the barn chores and inside the home, she was known as a wonderful cook. Alberta belonged to the Ladies Circle at the Universalist Church of Turner where she made delicious chicken pies for their well-attended Chicken Pie benefit suppers. She was part of the Mothers Club of Turner and the Farm Extension. She also honed her baking skills for bread and rolls and created a recipe for the best cinnamon rolls you will ever taste. In 1970, they lost their home and barns to fire, although a significant loss, they moved their family up the road with Alberta’s father, Hugh and true to Alberta’s nature, she continued to work and succeed. After the fire, Alberta packed apples until she and Bill bought the old store at Turner Center and ran the store and post office. When their youngest son, Allan, graduated from high school, he went into business with his parents and they started dairy farming on Fish Street. Alberta took on the bookkeeping for Naberta Farm, as she had done for Brigeen Farm Guernseys while taking a CNA course to become a CNA; she worked at several nursing homes until her retirement at 74.  

Alberta is survived by her two daughters Joanne M. Allen (Brian J. Allen); Tracy M. Leavitt (Steve Leavitt); and her son Gary W. Morris (Patricia); eleven grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; many special nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her very special son, Allan Morris; her husband Nathan W. Morris; grandson Derek J. Morris; Brother Bill Briggs and his wife Alice; Sister Evangeline B. Twitchell and husband Ronald; and many good friends. Our mother was a feisty, hard-working wonderful woman and she will be missed. Enjoy your rest. 

Our family would like to express much gratitude for the amazing care given to her by the staff of the Clair Unit and Androscoggin Hospice; your dedication to her wellbeing was a blessing for her and our family.  

Her wishes are that graveside services will be held at Keenes Mills Cemetery, Turner, ME on Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 2pm.  

 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Androscoggin Hospice

15 Strawberry Ave, Lewiston ME 04240

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